I did hours of research on affordable knives, that also had an aesthetically pleasing look to them before *finally* committing to a purchase!
Boy, was I glad that I did! These have been fantastic! I haven't had to use a sharpener at all yet (Though it is recommended after so much use)! I have nothing but good things to say, honestly, but I don't want to be a cliche, so lets get down to teh basics.
I was mainly looking for a quality Chef's Knife, Paring Knife and Carving Knife - everything else was a bonus! The peeler works wonders! I have a garden and had loads of cucumbers this year, and the peeler cuts like butter! I almost weeped when I used the carving knife as well - I had an unthawed pack of bacon that needed to be cut into cubes - no time to stick it in the freezer to get a bit solid - so I broke out the carving knife and NEVER have I had an experience where the blade just went straight through unthawed meat like that! I was *AMAZED*.
Need I say more? If you are having doubts, don't. Just go for it! It's a great, affordable product that looks beautiful on your kitchen counter. Make the plunge!